Tag Archives: Norse Mythology

Viking Couple Amulet: What Does It Depict?

Viking couple amulet

In 2016, the archaeologists discovered a small piece of amulet made of gold on the Aker farm to the East of Norway. The truth is, this is merely one of thousand pieces found across Scandinavia. It is the Viking couple amulet. Roughly 3,000 pieces have been found in Scandinavia. After studying, the archaeologists believed that …


God Bragi: Son of Odin, God of Music and Poem

God Bragi was the god of music and poem in Norse mythology

Bragi was quite a strange name for many people. Yet, he was a part of Norse Pantheon. In Norse mythology, god Bragi was the god of Music and Poem. Bragi was the son of Odin and Gunnlod the guardian of the Mead of Poetry. Mythology had it that as Odin met Gunnlod in the cave …


Skoll and Hati: Devourers of Sun and Moon in Norse myth

Hati and Skoll in Norse mythology

When Ragnarok broke the sky and made Yggdrasil tremble, the Doomsday finally came in Norse mythology. The whole cosmos fell in darkness because the Sun and the Moon disappeared on the sky. It was Skoll and Hati who swallowed these shining stars. Who were Skoll and Hati? Skoll and Hati were two wolves that played …


Viking Stones: Andre Image Stones Explained

Viking Andre Image Stones Explained

Andre Image Stones were the collection of Viking images and runes. The stones dated back to around 8th century or 10th century. The Andre stones used to be materials to construct buildings in the past. Until the archaeologists found out how valuable the stones were, they started to protect the Andre Image Stones. This Andre …


Unbelievably Awesome Viking Artifacts You Don’t Know

What helps us learn more about the Viking glory are not simply their tales and mythology. The Vikings left us things that no other planet could offer us. Viking artifacts do nourish our understanding into the Viking glory that lost. This blog post will present to you 5 unbelievably awesome Viking artifacts. Oseberg Viking Ship …


Who Could Lift Mjolnir Thor’s Hammer in Norse Myth

Mjolnir hammer who could lift Mjolnir hammer in Norse mythology?

In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin the Allfather and the giantess Jord. Being half-god half-giant like Odin, Thor became a powerful and important god in the Norse Pantheon. In the modern adaptation, no one but Thor can lift the Mjolnir hammer of Thor. But this didn’t happen in Norse mythology. So who …


Viking Shieldmaiden: Bold, Brave, and Boisterous

Viking shieldmaiden was among the most inspiring things in the Viking age

When we think about the Vikings, we think about the male warriors full of beard hand wielding axe beheading the enemies. If we have to describe them in one word, we will choose “savage”. One cool topic to discuss about the Vikings is the historical existence of the Viking shieldmaiden. The Viking shieldmaidens were the …


Viking Odin Artifact: The Viking Cult of Odin Worship

Viking Odin Artifact featuring Odin the Allfather on his High Throne with his ravens and wolves

Odin was among the most important and influential gods in the Viking belief. The Vikings respected and worshiped Odin who was the chief god of Asgard and god of war. From the Viking tales to the Viking archaeological excavation, we can see traces of Odin worship. Viking Odin artifact contributes a lot to describe the …


How Powerful Odin The Allfather in Norse Myth?

Odin the Allfather facing Fenrir the wolf in Ragnarok. As prophecy, Ragnarok was the doom of the gods. And in Ragnarok, the Powerful Odin fell.

Odin in Norse mythology was the father of many famous and mighty gods. He was the chief god ruling over Asgard the stronghold of Aesir gods. Odin’s sparkling hall in Asgard was Valhalla where Odin welcomed the bravest human warriors who fell in battle. Odin always appeared as an old man with white bear wearing …


Vidar Viking God: God of Silence to the Slayer of Fenrir

Image of Slayer of Fenrir in Norse mythology

Vidar Odin’s son was among the supportive characters in the Norse mythology. But anyone who carefully reads the mythology can notice the superpower within this god. He who remained calm and silent the whole story was in range in his father’s death. He who in range for the loss of his beloved father became the …